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>> give me one minute it's not loading perhaps we should visit the public and come back to this. i'll precede. is your presentation ready. it is short; right? >> chair north korean from the budget analysis office we prepared an analysis on the cost of the fro muni for the youth program at the questioning request of supervisor campos. he asked us to look at the participation in the program and potential revenue sources for
continuing the program on, on ongoing process and if the program were expanded to include all 17 years old regardless of income to include 18-years old in the program and then to survey and get results on the impact on ridership and other benefits from the program. i will give you a quick summary. the full report i believe has been provided to you and is available on our website as well. this first slide shows participation we looked at the first 3 months to march 2013 through may. and the program continued on after that but we had data we got from mta staff to make an
assessment. we assumed the estimate number of youth between the ages of 5 and 17 of which 240 thousand had signed up for the program as of may 31st, 2013. we got some updated information inform and that number is 78 percent of the eligible youth in san francisco. i'll run through the numbers because they're not showing up on the screen. the costs we came up with the current pilot program for t 5 to 17 years old is 5.7 plus
million dollars. for the current program we objected the cost information it's the lost revenue of $2.5 million and we assumed temple percent participation looking at the first 3 months and assumed the program would expand as more people became familiar with it. to add all 5 to 17 years old the second number is it adds another
2 point three or four million dollars a year. it's a big jump it represents fewer youth but youth have been riding more so the revenue loss to mta would be greater so all the 5 to 17 years old is a $5.29 million. to include 18 years old in place is 1.1 million as shown there on the chart. and that then to add all other 18 years old regardless of income increases t the cost mortar a grand total of 1.8470 million. the bottom fabulous is for you'll 5 to 18-years old
regardless of income 67.7 million. supervisor campos has asked us to identify the non revenue services this was before the all the time was announced for the fund for the next few years three of those require the vehicle license fee has i have no speaker cards and allowed by state law if it's approved in november that will go up and we've worked with the dmv for 6.78 million and, of course, that number will go up as vehicle values increase. and the sales increase is 2.9
percent in the mayor's office task force recommendation that about generate $73 million a year those are greatly in excess of what we need so a piece of it could be looked for youth. this would be something separate from the fees being charged from the use of bus stops and the pilot program currently in place so it will require voter approval potentially to generate revenue for the program. besides that we identified the gentle fund as the board of supervisors approved additional funding for ongoing support for the program and two one time sources and grants the metropolitan transportation and
the clean air from the bay area quality control division >> are you going to wrap up we've got a lot of folks. >> i won't go through this we've got surveys that identified the clipper cards and the number of youth riding metropolitan with the card and a lot of information is to preliminary but the ridership data from the clipper cards but the information it unknown in terms of the cash. we have options in the report that anywhere what i described looking for the revenue sources and those are directed to the board of supervisors to advocate for potential expansion of the program if they're interested in that and revenue sources to
follow. that's the conclusion >> thank you. i see we've been joined by supervisor campos. >> good afternoon supervisor (clapping.) thank you very much mr. vice president and commissioners director reiskin i want to thank the budget analysis for the amazing report. i'm here to note a couple of points i'm sure you're aware of the mta particular just received a generous gift from google that will fund the exiting fro fro metropolitan for low income youth for muni for two years. besides the act it's generous and the largest gift that the city has received in it's history i think the fact that all the things that a company
like google could have focused on is a testament to the success of this initiative. if anything i think it pertains to the need for us to have a much long term discussion about how we make this program preempt permanent and how we expand this program. so the influx of nope e money from google provides a benefit to have a discussion about what happens after the two years because this gift is only a two year gift to make sure this program is a permanent part of the mtas budget and also to how to include 18-year-old seniors high school seniors that turn 18 awhile still in high school.
and then i think it presents an opportunity for this agency to have a conversation about the inclusion of low and middle income seniors and disabled individuals. i think the lessons we're leader learned from the program to expand the concept to include other other groups that are also impacted by the same challenges that led us to create f this program for the low income youth. i'll say this step by google provides an important first step in a larger discussion of how we have a discussion with the tech industry so that's community and tech working together on those issues. i think this is a sign that the tech industry is committed to being a part of the solution. the challenge is to make sure the community is at the table
and whatever those solution look like. i believe that right now the community has had a too limited involvement because there being a brought in after the fact that's make sure the community is at the table as the examinations are happening >> thank you, supervisor clapping. now public comment >> so i'll read several names at once so people could a line up. is ms. nickels here? (calling names.) and mr. chairman we have a few members of the public that are in the over enroll room but have not indicate an interest in talking. >> sorry i'm iris i've been in
the mission for 20 years gray hairs a hair a strong supporter of muni youth many of us have been working on this community groups and a community people. a big part of this is quality especially with the evictions going up in the city and the rents going up it's harder for low income families to stay in san francisco and pay for muni. it's been stressfully for the youth to get on the bus this was before the pilot program was free to get on the bus especially in the low income community. one student turned 18 and because of language issues she explicit realize she didn't qualify and an inspector found
out her two days after her birthday she was traumatized but the school district got the if that waved. in 2012 i was a study scare they said it was $9.4 million for the inspector program and that 89.4 million could be used not to punish riders that includes a permanent - is that it. a fee muni for youth i support seniors especially the low income seniors was that half or >> it's right in front of you. >> i should know by now all those years. well that's it
>> next speaker please (calling names). >> good afternoon ms. trainer. i'm betty tape recorder i'm president of the board of seniors and disability action. the senior disability action sports the fro muni for youth both for the 18 years old and the permanent. now, of course, i'm here to speak for the fro muni for seniors and persons with disabilities in particular. i'm sure you've heard speakers prior we had a very large relay outside phone number on van ness avenue. we need this for the seniors we know the vast majority of seniors are very low income. maybe most are just living on their social security and this
includes the person's with disabilities. i was happen to hear you're considering this and to hear the revenue report that there are ways you can fund this. the vehicle licenses and other things make sense. and also beside google we have a lot of other tech companies we can approach so maybe this is something we can bring up to twitter and thank you very much and please consider this >> thank you very much. next speaker. >> (calling names). >> any of those folks here? good afternoon >> good afternoon michael lion i've been her 40 years. lack of income should not be a reason for no muni downtown the buildings would be useless
businesses pay nothing for this and they should be paying this every year they pay a one-time transit impact fee it's too low and it belts waved all the time you need to get that money. make free muni for all permanent and extend it to imagine a 18 and for seniors and low income folks and stop harassing the riders and no stopping of bus stops >> thank you. next speaker (clapping) (calling names). >> good afternoon hi, i'm sarah green wall a member of a anti climate organization.
but muni is better than cars. there's a reason why certainty high tech companies donated they want to be popular with their future consumers and muni has to expedite with cars that's in your interests so for that reason i know the means test may not be a good idea then the free test can be from free poverty. the popcorn in the officer who uses public transit is, you know, that's the poor people you certainly don't want to encourage that we want our young people to gripe being proud it's not only in the interest of the city because we don't want students dropping out of the school it's in the interest of
muni >> thank you very much. next speaker please (calling names). >> good afternoon. good afternoon gentlemen and ladies i'm the director of the organization for the seniors. we definitely do support of the kids being able to ride the busses without having to pay for businesses especially for people living in poverty and a lot of us are in that direction i want to give a big shout out for google for their implementation that's important our kids get to school without having to pay their way there. gentlemen, when i was giving our report you mentioned general inflation it's tearing everybody apart and i'm in in favor with the seniors and folks with
disabilities taking part in this program i live on $130 a month food and clothing and shelter is at an all-time high we were priced out four years ago. the situation search warrant seniors 4 times a month once a week stand in food lines and turn around and have to come back to market street to sell free food in order to give you $23 a month. if we can give them some attention and make theirs permanent we've got to find a way to do this they've been priced out we need to get them
resolved in this program, too, and maybe you can gift this some compassionate thought. thank you very much for having me >> thank you very much (calling names.) (clapping.) >> good afternoon ms. martin. >> hi, jan from power i don't know if everyone heard tom earlier everybody who supports free muni race our hand. we're happen for the google donation and hopefully, this will cover the cost including the 18 years old and include the seniors and folks with disabilities as well we want to say the pilot is over and it's time to make the program permanent the program is a success the mayor said it. the mta will no longer balance
the budget on the backs of low income working families trying to get their kids to school. we really want to partner with the mta and move forward but we need to know as a community the program we've worked for is sure. we don't want to be come back her when the budget year is for metropolitan it's harder for working families we want to see if you can introduce a revision that low make a commitment going forward. we've been part of the ongoing conversations with director reiskin about the future funding measures and looking at entity we're happy to be part of that that would going go 0 a long way
if we know the future you have muni for youth was secure >> i think i should mention for the sake of the folks the board is not going to be taking action it will be on the 14 is the public and the first time is april 1st for the action. >> we'll listening to the troy. >> i'm an outreach worker and i'm here today on behalf of all the youth in san francisco and low to moderate income and the disabled in the city. we try to get to school everyday i'm 22 now but when i was 167 i got ticketed for not paying my fair on the muni.
i wanted to go to school and to become a successful person like you guys today. a really big reason why chalk supports this youth are trying to get to school instead, they get tickets and get throne to joyfully and that's not fair for the young people in the school we're trying to lower than and get our education. there's a growing population in the prison sector and this is a - it plays a big part in stopping youth from going to prison and jail. yeah. i really support this program and my organization does, too, and free muni for youth >> (clapping) >> thank you. next speaker please (calling names). >> any of those folks here?
good afternoon. >> hello, i'm sandra lee for your i'm the president of the san francisco board of education. i'm here for expending the youth for free minnesota. the majority of our students are low and moderate income so the 31 thousand students have benefited the majority of those students attend our public schools but i don't think you know that three-quarters of our graduating class turn 18 awhile still in school. we're asking you to extend it to 18 yoold. we don't want our youth to work a full-time job our families are struggling to stay in san
francisco. we serve low and moderate income students open a federal gulf of mexico quite frankly their families should be getting free housing and free food in order to live in san francisco are. i want to publicly thank google and it's not just a tech company they have shelter buses in this city for decades. they do some of our stops two. there's a way to fund this and i want to also is a this has been a success and we'll make that more successful for the expansion to seniors and the disabled (clapping.) thank you >> is peter here and followed by (calling names). >> good afternoon.
>> i'm peter i'm a elective aid and speaking on my bosss brave the muni board has done everything they were to do and they were under budget. for the young people who weren't as young as yesterday this program has done everything it was asked to do and we've hoping this will be a permanent program >> (clapping) >> thank you colleagues, any questions or comments? >> good afternoon. >> eric brooks for the grassroots organization in our city. i stand in solidarity with everything that's been said about this issue but i want to broaden this i was concerned with your earlier discussions about revenue sources and
attorneys and especially raising fairs. some of you might know my watching city hall television i work loan on clean energy to switch in the next 20 to thirty mass transit. and we switch to a car free city within the 20-year period we're not doing what we can to prevent climate crisis and that's in danger of collapsing our economy. we need you to think big not raising fairs and this means eliminating fairs actually, their gone it starts with the
expansion to 18 years old regardless of their income status and soon if possible to everyone. a cheaper program that example in the country it's social security every time that the congress and the president tries to go after social security their stopped because everyone is in social security when they're in 65-year-old and as soon as they're in they'll fight to defend muni and social security and to get to a car free city we're talking about expand the program don't slink it and rise rate >> thank you (clapping.) (calling names). >> okay.
good afternoon >> hello. i'm leo, we are youth from chinatown cd ccii c. i'm glad for the 16 months pilot program that was adapted after i turned 17 i started to worry about my future i have no job and no no objection. after i reach 18 i need to pay for the youth fair. it's the a financier burden on my parents shoulder. a half an hour ago awhile waiting to get into the room a student asked me for $2 for a bus fair. $2 is not that much but i would like to say every month it's a
huge number. over 2 thousand youth b will benefit from that >> when i turned 18 i couldn't pay for the fair so i need the money for metropolitan. i need to pay $6 from sunset to school to chinatown to volunteer for the youth program afterward i need to pay another $2 to go back home to the mission. it costs me almost $40 for a month. it's a loss for my family cost wise. also, if i focus to bring the $2 bill i need to walk thirty minutes to my home at the end of the mission street. so it costs me time and money for